Monthly Archives: April 2014

Queen Fabiola Contest 2014

The Queen Fabiola carillon performance contest for 2014 will be held from June 25 to June 28 in Mechelen, Belgium, immediately preceding the World Carillon Federation meeting in nearby Antwerp. Established by the Royal Carillon School “Jef Denyn” , the … Continue reading

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From the Archives: Collecting signatures

Welcome to the first installment of an occasional offering on the GCNA blog to highlight those interesting and unique items that tell the story of the Guild. If you don’t know, I am Joy Banks, the Librarian at Bok Tower … Continue reading

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Tulips spring, bells ring.

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New carillon rings out in Plainfield, Illinois

On Sunday, April 20, 2014, a new carillon rang out for services at the Plainfield United Methodist Church, played both by local musicians from the Church and by an automated system. The original ten-bell chime cast by Mcneely/Watervliet in 1907, … Continue reading

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In Memorium: Todd Fair

On March 18, 2014, Todd Fair, an excellent and respected musician and long-time GCNA member, died from a subdural hemorrhage after injuring his head during a fall on ice. He died peacefully in his sleep, at home, some time after … Continue reading

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Carillonneur Sought for Luray, Virginia, Carillon

On March 21, 2014, the President of the Luray Park Association, Inc., the non-profit corporate owner of the Belle Brown Northcott Memorial Carillon, also known as the Luray Singing Tower, in Luray, Virginia, forwarded the following to the GCNA, via … Continue reading

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French Recognition for GCNA Member

Elizabeth Vitu recently sent the following e-mail to the GCNA chat group, commenting on a French newspaper article she attached: Hello everyone, Featured in this Perpignan newspaper article is our colleague Mitchell Stecker, who has won first prize in the … Continue reading

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